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Police apologise for shooting dead a 74-year old woman in Chibolya

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The Zambia Police have apologized to Lusaka’s Chibolya residents over the incident in which a 74-year old woman was accidently shot dead as Police officers were pursuing criminals.

Lusaka province Police Commissioner Lemmy Kajoba has told Qfm News in an in interview that Police are seriously investigating the matter administratively and the law will take its course on the officer who was involved.

Mr. Kajoba says Police are mandated to protect life and keep law and order.

He has appealed to residents of Chibolya not live in fear following the unfortunate incident in which an innocent old woman lost her life, as it was an accident.

Mr. Kajoba states that Police will not justify the shooting of the woman; and has urged officers to abide by the regulations that govern the usage of firearms to avoid such incidences.

On Monday, Police accidentally shot and killed a 74 year old woman while they were pursuing criminals in Lusaka’s Chibolya compound.


  1. This is very, very unfortunate. Please don’t tell us you’re investigating, you have the names of the officers you sent to conduct the operation. Justice must prevail on this unprofessional, trigger-happy and fool!sh behaviour!

    • Thats my concern aswell. Instead of arresting the culprit, they are investigating, yet they know him. Even the ZNS killing of Kampasa residents is still under investigations, no arrest has been made so far, yet they know the officers involved. Killers are being ignored, yet General Kanene is behind the bars for consensual intercourse with a lover…….

  2. An apology is not enough. The family must be compensated and the officers responsible charged. That’s the problem of living in a police state with trigger happy officers

  3. How can the police investigate themselves. ..you another wing that reports to the Ministry of Justice to investigate these matters.

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